Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore West on 1970-08-19
1. Monkey & The Engineer
2. How Long Blues
3. Friend Of The Devil
4. Dark Hollow
7. Brokedown Palace
9. Cocaine Blues
10. Rosalie McFall
11. Wake Up Little Susie
12. New Speedway Boogie
13. Cold Jordan
14. Swing Low Sweet Chariot
15. Cold Rain & Snow
16. Me & My Uncle
17. Easy Wind
1. China Cat Sunflower->
2. I Know You Rider
3. Saint Stephen->
4. Sugar Magnolia
5. Good Lovin'
6. New Minglewood Blues
7. Casey Jones
8. Not Fade Away**->
9. Turn On Your Lovelight**
*with David Nelson
**with David Crosby
The original taper(s) stopped the tape between most songs during the acoustic set and some of the electric set. I have crossfaded the tracks together to smooth the cuts and provide a generally more pleasant listening experience. No music was lost (and no further tinkering was attempted), although I have removed some crowd and a wee bit o' tuning to tighten things up and facilitate a two disc set. To accomplish this, I decoded the original sources with xACT, lightly edited several tracks in Peak LE 5.2, and did the crossfades in Jam 5. Encoding to FLAC was done with Toast 7.1.2, compression level 6.
From the original sources:
Master Audience Cassette; Sony TC-124 with Sony Stereo Mic
Master cassettes played back on Nakamichi Dragon >
Digital Audio Labs Card Deluxe soundcard (96Mhz/24 bit)> HD
Editing performed in Adobe Audition; Dithered and downsampled to 44.1 MHz / 16 bit;
Transfer and FLAC encoding by David Minches.
This is a very fine recording, especially of the acoustic set and includes 4 songs that aren't in circulation. The tape deck was paused in between songs causing a "whooshing" sound which I partially edited out. The first few notes of many of the songs are missing due to the pausing but do not allow that to take away from the excellence of the recording. There are other anomalies and cuts, some of which I had not listed.
--a quote from deadlists: "The Taper's Compendium seriously misrepresents the quality of this AUD master, and of the previous night's."
Part of The Music Never Stopped Project 2002
Thanks to Raoul Duke
edits/encoding by Matt Vernon & JCotsman
Subject: Got to have lovin'
Still the acoustic songs are pretty captivating especially How Long and Cocaine Blues...
Electric when in full jam mode like the Good Lovin' really cooks.
This is not the first thing I would want to turn someone on to the Dead's music but as a Head it gives me a deeper appreciation of how this band was so much tighter than other bands from the time period. And by the 70's they were the bees knees indeed.
Weir kills me with the original Minglewood ;)
Subject: wicked 1970 gig
I really like how the group, as good as it is, is kind of ragged from night to night from '66-'71. It feels like rock n' roll. After that they really tighten up, for the most part-- which is fine too!
Cold Rain and Snow is dynamite, the whole sequence from China Cat thru Good Lovin' is a peak, and NFA --> Lovelight is ECSTATIC.
Subject: "A Very Fine Recording?"
This reviewer was an attendee and I recall it was a very fine concert -- maybe the best of the run. Don't know who was playing the mandolin -- whether it was David Grisman or David Nelson -- think it was both. Pigpen is on piano through half of the acoustic set and also played some acoustic guitar. Perhaps Ned Lagin sat in on piano, or perhaps it was Nelson again. David Nelson is a very accomplished multi-instrumentalist (besides playing electric guitar and singing in the NRPS).
The Lovelights is a barn burner.
Walking out into the latenight coolness of a San Francisco Wednesday evening was a real eyeopener due to it being so dang hot in that joint. Graham had packed the place way beyond legal capacity.
We drove back to Hayward. Happy Campers? You betcha.
Subject: Typical '70 mixed bag
Subject: amazing amazing show
the electric stuff is equally as good, great song selection all well played extremely well played, and how bout that intro
the good lovin is crazy so good
Subject: Fun acoustic set; smokin' Good Lovin'
Recording has some rough edges, but it comes with the territory. Do yourself a favor and download the FLACs.
Subject: how long blues
tell it to me (aka cocaine blues) sounded great last night as i heard ketch secor sing it with the toughcats. nice to see the song is still alive. for a brief, if slightly amateur, musicology thread of this soulful tune, check out the wiki:
p.s. i DIG this recording.
Subject: Beautiful acoustic set!!!
Subject: The Dead s vocals are just PERFECT = )
Thanks for sharing this beautiful recording . Id love to hear this , say ......... cleaned up by the GD engineers ( Lemieux etc ] . I rank this show up there with the other greats of the GD ( ithica 77 etc etc ]
Subject: Not Too Shabby
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